Sequences in a Nutshell

I could be bounded in a nutshell,
count myself a king of infinite space…
                                                                                                                  —Hamlet, Act 2, scene 2

from the G Minor Sonata for Solo Violin by J.S. Bach, mm. 70-75:

In this particular nutshell, the consecutive large leaps are the first clue that there is implied polyphony. There are two discreet contrapuntal voices that, through octave displacement, reach over one another (click):

Performing a rhythmic reduction and normalizing the registers reveals this basic circle-of-fifths progression at the heart of Bach’s Auskomponierung:

Infinite space indeed.

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